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Busoni: Doktor Faust / Hampson, Kunde, Jordan, Zurich Opera [Blu-ray]

Busoni / Hampson / Kunde / Trattnigg / Jordan
Release Date: 01/27/2009 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101284  
Composer:  Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Reinaldo MaciasThomas HampsonGünther GroissböckGregory Kunde,   ... 
Conductor:  Philippe Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House OrchestraZurich Opera House Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Doktor Faust – Thomas Hampson
Wagner, sein Famulus / Zeremonienmeister– Günther Groissböck
Mephistopheles – Gregory Kunde
Der Herzog von Parma / Des Mädchens Bruder / Soldat – Reinaldo Macias
Die Herzogin von Parma – Sandra Trattnigg
Ein Leutnant – Martin Zysset

Chorus and Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House
(chorus master: Jürg Hämmerli)
Philippe Jordan, conductor

Klaus Michael Grüber, stage director
Eduardo Arroyo, stage design
Eva Dessecker, costumes
Read more Hoffmann, lighting

Recorded live from the Zurich Opera House, 2006

Bonus feature:
- Excepts from pre-performance talk with Thomas Hampson
- Interview with Philippe Jordan

Picture: 16:9; 1080i full HD
Sound: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Menu languages: English
Running time: 172 mins (opera) + 43 mins (interviews)
No. of Discs: 1 (Blu-ray BD50 disc)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
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Works on This Recording

Doktor Faust, K 303 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Reinaldo Macias (Tenor), Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Günther Groissböck (Baritone),
Gregory Kunde (Tenor), Sandra Trattnigg (Soprano), Martin Zysset (Baritone)
Conductor:  Philippe Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Orchestra,  Zurich Opera House Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1924; Berlin, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Excellent Doktor Faust August 13, 2016 By John  C. (Atlanta, GA) See All My Reviews "Thomas Hampson's sometimes-too-intellectual approach works perfectly here in portraying the scholarly Doktor Faust, and his singing is of the very best. Gregory Kunde's Mephistopheles is equally fine, with a suave malevolence which complements Hampson's performance perfectly. The surrounding production and musical execution leave little to be desired." Report Abuse
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